A Case of Polyomavirus-associated Nephropathy Presenting Late After Transplantation

Shweta Bansal; M Scott Lucia; Alexander Wiseman


Nat Clin Pract Nephrol. 2008;4(5):283-287. 

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Although typically diagnosed within 12 months of renal transplantation, PVAN can present up to 80 months after transplantation, as demonstrated by this case report. The key steps for the successful management of PVAN include an increased awareness of the condition among physicians, use of polyomavirus screening strategies, the ability to recognize viral inclusion bodies in biopsy samples, and the provision of appropriate immunosuppressive therapy reduction with judicial use of antiviral agents.

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